Compare Chloraseptic Sore Throat Spray vs. Halls Cough Drops

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

Relieves sore throat.

Chloraseptic Sore Throat Spray (Phenol) relieves sore throat pain and doesn't have many side effects.

Relieves sore throat and mouth pain.

Halls Menthol Lozenges (Menthol) relieve sore throats well and don't have many side effects.

4.0/ 5 average rating with 18 reviewsforHalls Cough Drops
Upsides
  • Chloraseptic Sore Throat Spray (Phenol) is effective at relieving pain in the mouth and throat. It starts working right away, so you don’t have to wait long to feel better.
  • It's available in a pharmacy without a prescription and comes in different flavors.
  • Chloraseptic Sore Throat Spray (Phenol) is alcohol, sugar, and aspirin free, so it’s pretty safe to use.
  • If you buy the "max" throat spray, it contains an additional medication that forms a soothing film over your throat.
  • Halls Menthol Lozenges (Menthol) are effective at relieving pain in the mouth and throat. They work right away, so you don’t have to wait long to feel better.
  • Come in a sugar-free form (which can be better for your teeth).
  • Available in different flavors so you have the option of choosing the best-tasting one.
Downsides
  • It can stain your hair, nails, and skin.
  • It doesn’t cure throat or mouth infections.
  • Only lasts about 2 hours.
  • These cough drops don’t cure infections or colds, but they help relieve some of their symptoms.
  • Pain relief doesn't last long, so you may need to take a new cough drop every 2 hours.
  • Can’t be used for children who are younger than 5 years old.
Used for
Dosage forms
  • Throat spray
  • Lozenge
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18 reviews so far
78%
saidit'sworth it
61%
saiditworked well
11%
saidit'sa big hassle

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Side effects
The Chloraseptic Sore Throat Spray (Phenol) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
The Halls Menthol Lozenges (Menthol) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
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